Quentin Ballouhey, Nabil Dib, Aurélien Binet, Véronique Carcauzon-Couvrat, Pauline Clermidi, Bernard Longis, Hubert Lardy, Jane Languepin, Jérôme Cros, Laurent Fourcade
We report the first description of robotic-assisted Heller myotomy in children. The purpose of this study was to improve the safety of Heller myotomy by demonstrating, in two adolescent patients, the contribution of the robot to the different steps of this procedure. Due to the robot's freedom of movement and three-dimensional vision, there was an improvement in the accuracy, a gain in the safety regarding different key-points, decreasing the risk of mucosal perforation associated with this procedure.
November 7, 2016: Journal of Robotic Surgery